Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Associate Manufacturing Engineer

    Location US-MS-Stennis Space Center
    Job ID
    Manufacturing and Production - Manufacturing Engineering
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Associate Manufacturing Engineer to join our team at Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Mississippi.


    We're seeking an individual who is familiar with rocket engine assembly and test operations. Responsibilities include: manufacturing bill of material (MBOM) creation/maintenance, authoring and releasing work instructions, maintaining the planning creation schedule, direct assembly floor support; interpreting engineering drawings and specifications; troubleshooting and dispositioning of engine hardware anomalies; working closely with functional/program management and the design center. Successful candidate will be required to identify and participate in opportunities to improve safety, efficiency, quality and reduce operating costs.




    This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Working under close supervision:


    90%   Responsibilities involve work instruction authoring and release, assembly floor support; interpret engineering drawings and specifications for rocket engine assemblies and components; nonconformance risk score assessment, troubleshooting and disposition; interface with the design center.



    5%   Lead/participate in special projects, lean manufacturing activities, assembly floor concentration map analysis and project identification.



    5%   Lead/participate in root cause and corrective action (RCCA) activities.


    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related science discipline and or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.


    • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to analyze, evaluate and develop solutions to technical problems.
    • Experience with MS Office products.
    • This position may require shift rotations and extended work hours.
    • Travel 10% or less.


    Requires U.S. Citizenship. As a Government Contractor, this position requires the employee to have access to premises which are, OR requires the employee to perform duties that are, subject to national security requirements of the United States under government contracts that impose US Citizenship requirements for such positions.


    Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

    The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid

    conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stairs, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, bending, reaching, handling, stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels. Will require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, etc., as applicable. Will be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer. May be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization. Depending on the location of the position, visual certification requirement may apply.


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